2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Yellow 2019 Volkswagen Arteon set against a blue 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Are you on the hunt for a new Volkswagen sedan? Then you have come to the right place! Here at Douglas Volkswagen, we offer a large selection of Volkswagen sedans – including the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Arteon! If you are interested in the newest member of the Volkswagen family, you probably have a lot of questions. When you visit our dealership, we will be more than happy to answer them, but we thought that we would give you a taste of the all-new Arteon by putting it in a comparison against the beloved Volkswagen Jetta. 

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2019 Volkswagen Arteon VS 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Full-size  Size Classification Compact
2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder  Engine 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder

Front-wheel drive 

4MOTION all-wheel drive 

Drivetrains Available Front-wheel drive

22 mpg-city / 31 mpg-highway (FWD models) 

20 mpg-city / 27 mpg-highway (AWD models) 

Fuel Economy 30 mpg-city / 40 mpg-highway

Should I Buy the Volkswagen Arteon or the Volkswagen Jetta?

You really can’t go wrong with either model. Both the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon and the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta offer gorgeous and contemporary styling, along with fun driving dynamics. However, there is a major difference when it comes to size that can make one vehicle work better for you over the other.  

As a compact sedan, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a great choice for a shorter driver or someone looking for an efficient commuter. However, it can be a little cramped for a tall driver. 

The Volkswagen Arteon is a full-sized sedan and provides comfort for everyone – especially drivers who are over six feet tall! That extra comfort can make road tripping for long distances easier for the driver and passengers. However, visibility might not be the best for shorter drivers – and those who are just learning how to drive might find the Arteon a little intimidating. It isn’t as massive as the vehicles that our parents and grandparents drove back in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, but it might take a little practice to parallel park. Luckily, the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon comes with a rearview camera! 

In order to truly decide between the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon and the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, we invite you to stop in at Douglas Volkswagen and take both vehicles out for a spin! 


Front profile of yellow 2019 Volkswagen Arteon
Front profile of orange 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Rear profile of yellow 2019 Volkswagen Arteon
Side/rear profile of blue 2019 Volkswagen Jetta